be in seventh heaven(redirected from be in 7th heaven)
be in seventh heaven
To be in a state of bliss or extreme happiness. I've been in seventh heaven ever since I got engaged!
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
be in (your) seventh ˈheavenbe extremely happy: When she has all her grandchildren around her, she’s in seventh heaven.This comes from the belief that there are seven heavens and that God and the most important angels live in the highest or seventh heaven.
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017
seventh heaven, to be in
To be in a state of bliss. Both the Moslems and the ancient Jews recognized seven heavens, corresponding to the seven planets, the highest of which was the abode of God and the top-ranking angels. By the nineteenth century the term had been extended to mean a blissful state, without any religious or otherworldly connotation. Thus Sir Walter Scott wrote (St. Ronan’s Well, 1824): “He looked upon himself as approaching to the seventh heaven.”
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer